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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested, sent to two-day custody

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested in New Delhi early today, hours after he surrendered in connection with the attempt to murder and domestic violence case filed by his wife.

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AAP MLA Somnath Bharti was arrested in New Delhi early today, hours after he surrendered in connection with the attempt to murder and domestic violence case filed by his wife.

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti being taken by Delhi Police to produce him at the Dwarka court in New Delhi on Tuesday (September 29). (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Somnath Bharti was arrested around 4 AM, Dependra Pathak, Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) said. (Source: Express Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

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Somnath Bharti, who evaded arrest for nearly a week, had surrendered last night hours after the Supreme Court ordered him to give himself up in the domestic violence and attempt to murder case filed by his wife.

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti with his lawyer arrives to surrender at the Dwarka North Police Station in New Delhi on Monday (September 28). (Source: PTI)

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Somnath Bharti has been arrested under various sections of the IPC including 307 (attempt to murder), 420 (cheating and dishonesty), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), 417 (punishment for cheating), 313 (causing miscarriage without woman's consent), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt), 498a (husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty), 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation, said Pathak.

Somnath Bharti shows a book of Constitution of India as he arrives to surrender at the Dwarka North Police Station in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI)

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AAP had asked its Malviya Nagar MLA to surrender "immediately" to avoid "further embarrassment" to the party and himself.(Source: PTI)

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had termed his party colleague as an "embarrassment".

Somnath Bharti being taken into custody after he surrendered at the Dwarka North Police Station in New Delhi on Monday. (Source: PTI)

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Somnath Bharti had failed to get relief from the Supreme Court as it rejected his plea that he be given time till tomorrow to surrender. (Source: PTI)